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Consumed by school, say (5)


I believe the answer is:


'consumed' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'school say' is the wordplay.
'school' becomes 'eton' (famous UK public school).
'say' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'eton' is a homophone of 'EATEN'.

'by' is the link.

(Other definitions for eaten that I've seen before include "Upset" , "Polished off" , "Scoffed" , "absorbed in the system" , "This bread is soon forgotten, it's said" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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